Jordan Spieth Explains Open Championship Iron Switch

The Texan put the new Titleist T100 irons in the bag for this week's Open

Jordan Spieth Explains Open Championship Iron Switch
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The Texan put the new Titleist T100 irons in the bag for this week's Open

Jordan Spieth Explains Open Championship Iron Switch

Jordan Spieth looks set to contend for a second Claret Jug this weekend at The Open and he is doing so with a brand new set of irons in the bag.

Before his flight to England last weekend, the Titleist Brand Ambassador added a new set of T-Series T100 irons.

The 2017 Champion Golfer of the Year is playing the new T100 4-9 irons with True Temper Project X 6.5 shafts, alongside a T200 2-iron (Graphite Design Tour AD D1 105 X).

Interestingly, it was at the Open Championship in 2019 that Spieth made the switch to the original T100 models.

Much like 2019, he has spent the last couple weeks at home testing the new irons, dialling them in for competition, with Titleist’s Director of Players Promotions J.J. Van Wezenbeeck.

The new T100 irons from Titleist

Speaking on the switch, Van Wezenbeeck said: “When we first introduced the new T100’s to Jordan in Dallas, he commented immediately on the look and feel, how well they went through the turf, and how consistently they were flying.

"Talking with him last week, as he was working through the set, he said his ball speeds were extremely consistent, and he was really happy from a visual standpoint.”

“First thing you notice is how they look, kind of the backside of the iron," Spieth said.

"You could see the color just kind of more matted out, and then a really clean back to it.

"Just very simple – stays looking almost like a blade with the forgiveness of a cavity back.

“I don’t understand why you’d play any other iron to be honest.

"I joke around, ‘I’m not good enough to play the blades,’ but in reality, I think we’re just being smarter."

Spieth opened with a 65 (-5) in the opening round at Royal St George's and is seeking to win his second Open and fourth Major this weekend.

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x